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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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BA SCORE
82
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199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-27-2012)
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Skater_Rich

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

10-23-2013 13:44:41 | More by Skater_Rich
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buck1futter

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pretty nice looking beer, poured a big head and died down but stuck around through the whole beer. coco dark head.

S- Smells so good. I can smell the pecans a mile a way. Very buttery sweet smell. The roast pinches the inside of the nose, very nice and still very pleasant.

T-A very balanced porter even with the brown sugar and pecans. Pretty creamy from the start and creamy in the aftertaste. The dark malt and roasted pecans really go well in this one. Not very complex but plenty of diff. taste going on. they all blend together, but are noticeable if picked a part, really good.

M- Velvety, medium and very smooth. Like a blanket coated your tongue.

I love nutty beers, and this one is one of my new fav. in the department. So b-nuttery and clean. I really like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 02:28:53 | More by buck1futter
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +24%

10-01-2013 00:04:33 | More by jryanj927
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-04-2013 13:20:55 | More by mmmmbeer
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-08-2013 13:09:26 | More by thinwhiteduke
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-15-2014 04:04:01 | More by bmjivi221
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

09-08-2013 20:51:26 | More by GumDropButtons
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deepest of browns and with a full inch of creamy tan head to begin, dying down to about a quarter as much, clinging to the edges throughout.

Dark roasted malts, inhaled through the nose and pushing outward like the air in a balloon.

Deep roastiness, but not from the coffee or chocolate that so often accompany the style. This is a distinctive nuttiness that could only come from what they’ve done with pecans here, which slowly roll around the mouth like they’re still whole. Sweet from the brown sugar, earthy, soft and chewy. Lingers for minutes.

Smooth and still prickly on the tongue, mildly burning on the back of the tongue.

Easy to drink and enjoy, especially this time of year. Tasty and unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 17:15:21 | More by mdcrouser
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark opaque body. Thin dusty brown head. Sparse lace throughout. Good looking beer. Nice aroma of chocolate and roast and nuts. Medium bodied silky smooth beer. A nice chalkiness brings some milk chocolate and light roast to the palate. Nicely balanced flavor. Nice nuttiness....I'll say pecan. Nice little bitterness. Good beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 23:03:10 | More by Bighuge
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-09-2013 02:21:38 | More by bccocx
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-05-2013 04:35:17 | More by KevinGordon
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-05-2013 00:29:48 | More by st9647v3
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2013 23:54:12 | More by MightiestBeard
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Mikef68

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-03-2013 22:59:30 | More by Mikef68
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-11-2013 22:18:10 | More by bcostner1
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-31-2014 22:54:32 | More by tat2dhllblly
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-15-2013 23:42:42 | More by Turbodog666
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bens0n

Texas

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours an opaque black with a nice amount of dark tan head, leaves a little bit of lacing, looks solid.

On the nose you can pick up on a sweet and nutty pecan pie aroma, its got way more sweetness than I would have expected, no hops or boozyness detected.

Flavor wise its got a nice sweet start and a really roasty and nutty finish.. I can pick up on a little bit of bready malt somewhere in the middle. Has a smokey aftertaste that lingers on the tongue inbetween sips

Its substantially thick for a porter, which I really like.

Overall, exactly what I expected from clown shoes, a solid offering, really interesting porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 03:09:08 | More by bens0n
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured dark brown, nearly black, with a light brown head. The head soon reduces to a durable partial coat and ring. Moderate lacing.

Smells sweet and delicious. Some pecan pie filling with cinnamon. Moderately strong. Only faint grains.

Less sweet than it smells, there's a solid layer of medium and dark roasted grains with a bit of caramel and dark chocolate. A hint of roasted pecans, but wuite faint, as is the coffee in the finish. Near equal sweet/bitter by the finish. Nice nutty/malty aftertaste.

Medium body; very good carbonation level; very smooth; dry finish.

O: Lightly boozy nose and feel, but still drinks like 4-5% ABV brew. A distinct, remarkably smooth Amer. Porter. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 22:40:51 | More by chinchill
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dark brown-black with a thick, fat, and creamy head the color of coffee ice cream. The head lasts for awhile at a half fingers width, but the beers body is dark black and impenetrable to the eye. Lacing is light and filmy on the sides of the glass. This beer smells roasted and nutty with sweet syrup underlying everything, roasted bread is there too. A faint sweet scent of alcohol is also present but it works well with the syrupy smell and is not overpowering. The taste begin as sweet toffee and then travels into roasted nuts, faintly reminiscent from of pecans, and then slowly moving itself into roasted sweet coffee with the faintest hints of cocoa chocolate. Creamy sugar is also faintly present at the beginning of the sip. My girlfriend says the beer almost tastes like olives on the back of the throat, which I do not detect, but I kind of see where she is coming from. As it warms the beer brings more of the astringent roast that is nicely reminiscent of coffee. On the mouth, the beer is medium to thick bodied and creamy on the tongue, with a slight cloying taste from the sweet sugars and nuts, though it is by no means bad. The tongue is left damp but with a slight dryness lingering from the roasted sweet flavors. Overall this is a delicious sweet sipper. A dessert beer for sure, it carries some lovely complex flavors. Does it taste like a pecan pie though? I don’t really think so. I can sense the candied pecans and a little of the bready crust, but the roast is really what plays the most prominently with the sweet nuts, which is more reminiscent of coffee than of a pie. Great holiday beer to try, and very tasty, but don’t walk into it expecting liquid pecan pie.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 20:35:46 | More by Maxwell
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-25-2012 00:11:51 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-05-2013 04:51:45 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown (almost black) in color with some dark amber highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger and a half tall very dark tan head that reduces to a patchy thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with additional aromas of pecan, brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Very light notes of chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon which grow in strength as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of roasted and toasted malts that then fade into the flavors of toasted pecans. After that, there are some very light notes of cinnamon, molasses, and coffee. Throughout there are some light notes of brown sugar and chocolate. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: Overall this was an enjoyable beer and I'm glad that it was not overly sweet as I feared it might be when called a pecan pie porter - there is a lot of potential to go over the top with sweetness. Pretty easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden. Pretty well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 01:38:24 | More by dbrauneis
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-15-2013 17:09:57 | More by Andonato
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-23-2013 21:26:10 | More by nmann08
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Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.